Coronavirus and me and you

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  1. ConjurerDragon

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    Exactly. I do not demand high-quality optical eyecandy - after all I enjoyed the orignal "Elite" on a C-64 - but nowadays a bit of graphics is expected after games like Elite+, Privateer, X - Beyond the frontier etc.

    And I abhor games that feel like spreadsheets. I never got into Imperium? as far as I remember (where you play an emperor of a star empire that can prolong his life with a certain substance). I did not even like Master of Orion 3 either.
     
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    You said you didn't want to play with me though.
     
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    The plural of House is left as an exercise for the reader.

    As is the singular of Nice.

    English! It's a fantasy land of magic and fun!
     
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    Okay, so I assume the reason that none of you are playing Prosperous Universe is because you are not sure where to start. So here is another post about it, which I'm confident will win over the hearts and minds of our fine readership.

    I previously advised against being a carbon farmer, since that market was saturated. It's now actually picked up again, because C is used in a bunch of production chains, so it's a viable option these days. However, the current golden opportunity is to be a hydrogen collector, since there is only one planet currently able to mine it, and there is extremely high demand, since it is also used in lots of production chains. So your plan would be:

    Pick a starting package of Manufacturer - this comes with the Collector building that you need to collect gases.
    Pick "Umbra" in the Benten system as your starting planet - it is the only viable H farming planet currently.

    Profit!

    The Manufacturer package also comes with an Incinerator, so you can make carbon too if you want to diversify, plus a Basic Materials Plant, which is useful for several things. However, H will definitely continue to be more profitable than C or any BMP product for the next few weeks, so if you want to be clever you can head to Benten station as your first stop, sell the building components for your Incinerator and BMP, and buy the ones for an extra Collector or two instead - so you start with 3x COL. Then it's time to rake in the big bucks!

    As a bonus, Collectors are particularly efficient when demolishing them to reclaim the materials, so if you decide to change tack in a few weeks, after the H price dips, that would be quite easy.

    That link again is Prosperous Universe.

    * Smuel is not affiliated with Prosperous Universe. Any resemblance to trolls, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Smuel may happen to need H for his own production in the game, but that's incidental to the above advice, which remains sound. Umbra is actually on the other side of the galaxy from Promitor, where Smuel is based, so he is unlikely to benefit directly from you being an H farmer. See? That proves it. Other games are available.
     
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    As a german I refuse to mine Hydrogen in memory of the Hindenburg. :cool:
     
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    Prosperous Universe is actually a German game! Made in Germany! By Germans!
     
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    I was about to sign up to this game called Prosperous Universe except I realised I had no one to play it with.
     
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    The window is closing on the Umbra H farming opportunity.

    Tick tock, motherfuckers.
     
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    Sorry, that was a little rude of me.

    The window on H farming is closing though, since the first gas giants are being settled, and they have a higher gas yield, which will drive H prices down, so you don't have long.

    Tick tock, bitches.
     
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